Inspiring Creativity

Bringing Music Education Back to Oregon Schools

Through her nonprofit Music Workshop, Portlander Amy Richter harnesses the power of technology to lighten the load for strapped educators.

10/23/2019 By Brendan Nagle

Young Leader

This Woman Is Making College a Possibility for a New Generation of Portlanders

Margarita Gutierrez Lemus is the cochair of College Possible’s joint Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

10/23/2019 By Brendan Nagle

Most with the Least

This Tiny Group Makes Oregon Schools Safer for LGBTQ Students

Oregon Safe Schools is advocating for the city's LGBTQ students.

10/23/2019 By Margaret Seiler

Exceptional Community Contribution

This Portland Charter School Is Closing the Achievement Gap for Black and Brown Kids

KairosPDX is already seeing results.

10/23/2019 By Conner Reed

Education

Is Reed College’s New President Too Cool to Be a University Administrator?

Audrey Bilger is a gay trailblazer and pop culture pundit with an absolutely baller vinyl collection.

10/23/2019 By Jason Cohen

Architecture

Lincoln High School Is Getting a Sparkling New Look

A Q&A with Bora's Chris Linn, an architect behind the new school, which is expected to open in 2022.

10/16/2019 By Conner Reed

PDX Index

Oregon’s 7 Public Universities Just Raised Tuition by up to 10 Percent

And to keep those hikes from going higher, the state will chip in nearly $1 billion over the next two years.

09/03/2019 By Monica Juárez

True Lice

School Is In. Here’s How to Battle the Lice Scourge.

The fight against the X-Men of vermin comes down to one word: vigilance.

08/27/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Education

Tens of Thousands Gather in Portland to Protest Education Funding

Teachers, students, and parents flocked to Waterfront Park to demand more funding for public schools.

05/08/2019 By Fiona McCann

Fun & Games

Can a New Portland Game Fight Fake News?

Theory Gang’s Werk wants its players to think.

03/26/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Arts & Crafts

Just Look at These Awesome, Metalhead Teapots

The Oregon College of Art and Craft will stop handing out degrees in May, but its amazing craft works live on.

02/22/2019 By Wriik Maui

Wellness: Charm School

5 Schools Invite Portlanders to Embrace Their Witchy Side

Learn astrology, herbalism, tarot, and more at these local classes.

01/29/2019 By Molly Woodstock

Education

Portland Private Schools, by the Numbers: 2019

Local private schools enroll thousands of area kids in programs ranging from language immersion to faith-based.

01/29/2019 Edited by Ramona DeNies

How to Help

Want to Help Out Kids in Portland Public Schools?

Pay taxes? Check. Want to do even more for schoolkids? Here are some ways to give a little extra.

01/29/2019 By Margaret Seiler

Education

Meet the Longest-Serving Principal in Portland

With Rosa Parks Elementary, Tamala Newsome helped shape a neighborhood.

01/29/2019 By Margaret Seiler

Auction Alert

Marylhurst Gets Ready to Auction Off 12 Buildings' Worth of Stuff

Kilns, xylophones, globes, Bibles, beakers, midcentury-modern furniture—we can have dibs on some of these, right?

10/19/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Light a Fire 2018: Lifetime Achievement

This Portlander Has Devoted His Life to Helping At-Risk Children

Friends of the Children, founded by Duncan Campbell, follows kids for more than a decade.

10/17/2018 By Fiona McCann

Light a Fire 2018: Extraordinary Executive Director

This Portlander Takes School Fundraising to the Next Level

As executive director of All Hands Raised, Dan Ryan brings fundraising dollars to more school districts.

10/17/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Light a Fire 2018: Inspiring Creativity

Open Signal Brings Education, Access, and Equity to Media Production

The media arts center is out to amplify voices that often go unheard.

10/17/2018 By Marty Patail